Measles

Measles

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the symptoms and spread of the contagious disease and discusses treatments, preventive measures, and the search for a cure.

Rosen Pub Group
Until the 196s, measles was a fact of life in the United States and the developed world. Each year, about half a million people—mostly children—would come down with symptoms that were no worse than a bad cold, except for a rash that spread over the body. Most thought it was harmless, but each year, a small percentage of those that got it died. A look into its history shows that measles has been one of history’s deadliest killers, virtually wiping out entire Native American populations in colonial America. Since a vaccine was developed, the number of measles cases each year has become a fraction of what it once was. This is the fascinating story of this once-feared disease—from its ancient origins to the discovery of a vaccine and near eradication.

Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781404202566
1404202560
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm

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